Sanyo TP-80SB

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Scottr1966 » 19 Jan 2017 05:04

The hard shell needs replacing. First off, it's pretty grimy but the little plastic washer that fits around the post where the tonearm connects is broken in to brittle fragments. Also, I'm not seeing a skate dial thing, only the larger black dial. What does this means?

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by paul401 » 19 Jan 2017 11:14

Scottr1966 wrote:Headshell!!
Correct!! You win £5 :D

Good progress here, So yes the 'stylus' (small green part in your case) fits into the 'cartridge' (piece to which the four colour coded wires attach) which in turn is mounted on the 'headshell' - which then fits into the tonearm.
What you have is a standard half inch mounting, SME type fitting headshell. This is the most common type of removable headshell fitting. It allows you to swap/upgrade cartridges fairly easily.

Your headshell looks to have a matt/sheen finish, it might clean up (either take care or remove stylus/cartridge if it needs a good 'scrub'). If it still looks a bit tired, generic replacements are readily available. Again, if I'm understanding correctly the little 'rubber' washer that fits between tonearm and headshell is easy to replace.

Re anti skate - you don't have a problem, found a pic online and whilst some decks use a 'dial' system your deck has a rod and weight system - its the small pivoted rod/weight on the right hand side (looking from front of deck) of the arm base.
This model is similar to yours and shows how this works;
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/san ... 00sa.shtml

Online auction for your deck last year, found whilst looking for pics, did ok, so worth fixing up. As you'll see it has a different cartridge fitted to yours.
http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/VINTAGE-SANY ... 1580584706

One thing, your AT turntable I believe has a built in 'phono-stage' or 'pre-amp', the Sanyo won't have this, so will need an amplifier with a dedicated 'phono' input, if it doesn't have that then you will need a separate stand alone phono-stage/pre-amp - this will bring the output up to 'line-level' and it can be used in an AUX input or other available line-level input, such as CD, Tape etc. They needn't be expensive, we can look at this in due course.

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Scottr1966 » 19 Jan 2017 13:58

This is great! Thanks so very much Paul! I really appreciate your time, effort, and knowledge! I'll keep moving forward and will keep you all posted on my progress.

Thanks all!

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by KentT » 19 Jan 2017 22:49

Your Sanyo TP-80SB is a nice CEC/Chuo Denki built Japanese belt drive classic from 1972-1974 era. Very well built, they perform well and it will serve you well for many more years to come. And it has a very excellent medium mass tonearm which works with a wide variety of nice cartridge options.

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Scottr1966 » 20 Jan 2017 01:14

KentT wrote:Your Sanyo TP-80SB is a nice CEC/Chuo Denki built Japanese belt drive classic from 1972-1974 era. Very well built, they perform well and it will serve you well for many more years to come. And it has a very excellent medium mass tonearm which works with a wide variety of nice cartridge options.
Awesome Kent! Thanks dude! It will be a minute before I have it up and running but I'm very much looking forward to firing it up once I have my upgrades in place!

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Scottr1966 » 24 Jan 2017 21:33

I'd like to start thinking about a phono-stage/pre-amp so please toss out some suggestions if you will.

Much thanks!
Scott

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by paul401 » 25 Jan 2017 16:16

Hi,
all going good with the Sanyo? Lot's of choice re phono stages, budget/generic models can be picked up for around £20 eg Behringer pp400, these will get you up and running, next up something like the ART DJ Pre (£40) - have read good reports, never heard one, Rolls VP29 (£50) or the Pro-ject Phono Box MM can be found for around £60 - (I have one of these, works and sounds fine - not the last word in pre-amps perhaps, but quite ok. and it doesn't cost several hundred pounds!).
Music Hall mini at around £90 then it's onwards and upwards eg. Cambridge Azur, Rega Fono, Musical Fidelity.
These all offer MM input, some (or model variations offer MC input and/or USB sockets) MM (moving magnet) will be fine, most popular cartridges are MM (MC's start around £150). Might be worth placing a separate question on this, as others may chip in with opinions.

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Scottr1966 » 25 Jan 2017 20:01

Thanks Paul!

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Scottr1966 » 13 Feb 2017 21:31

Just a quick update...

I have received the new stylus and head shell and I am expecting a new belt to arrive any day now. Sometime in the next 30 days I'll start seriously shopping for a phono-stage/pre-amp. I have another thread on the pre-amp subject that I am sure I will revisit once I am ready to find the right one for me.

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Longkey » 13 Nov 2019 01:26

Recently purchased one and having trouble with auto start, not working.
I have to manually drop the needle
Plays well
Any thoughts?

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Expo73 » 13 Nov 2019 19:38

KentT wrote:
19 Jan 2017 22:49
Your Sanyo TP-80SB is a nice CEC/Chuo Denki built Japanese belt drive classic from 1972-1974 era. Very well built, they perform well and it will serve you well for many more years to come. And it has a very excellent medium mass tonearm which works with a wide variety of nice cartridge options.
I just acquired this turntable but it's platter speed is a little slow but I can't find any speed adjustment screws. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place? New to this forum.

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Expo73 » 13 Nov 2019 19:44

Longkey wrote:
13 Nov 2019 01:26
Recently purchased one and having trouble with auto start, not working.
I have to manually drop the needle
Plays well
Any thoughts?
It is not a fully automatic turntable. It only has auto shutoff and return so you will have to manually drop the stylus. I just bought this model yesterday and I really like it but the platter speed is a little slow but I can't see any way to adjust, any ideas? Also I'm new to forum and was wondering is there a way to make a post asking a question so everyone can see it?

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by KentT » 14 Nov 2019 00:28

Expo73 wrote:
13 Nov 2019 19:38
KentT wrote:
19 Jan 2017 22:49
Your Sanyo TP-80SB is a nice CEC/Chuo Denki built Japanese belt drive classic from 1972-1974 era. Very well built, they perform well and it will serve you well for many more years to come. And it has a very excellent medium mass tonearm which works with a wide variety of nice cartridge options.
I just acquired this turntable but it's platter speed is a little slow but I can't find any speed adjustment screws. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place? New to this forum.
Has your motor been lubricated properly? Are the motor mounts in good condition? Is the belt correct, riding on the correct area of the pulley?

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Expo73 » 14 Nov 2019 01:49

The answer to all three questions is, I don't know. I'm taking it to a guy who works on turntables in a couple of days so he can go through it thoroughly and lube etc. It works well except for the speed being off. It seems odd that there doesn't seem to be to adjust the speed but perhaps my turntable friend will figure it out. I have read that the thickness of the belt is a factor also. It's a really nice looking table so hopefully the speed issue will be resolved. Otherwise I'll sell it.

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Re: Sanyo TP-80SB

Post by Expo73 » 14 Nov 2019 01:50

Thanks for responding.